When you're planning a kitchen re-fit, consider a built-in microwave for a stylish, streamlined look. And if you think they're only for heating beans and leftovers, think again. Today's versatile models reduce cooking times, defrost and grill – perfect for the busy cook.
Many appliances can be built into matching cupboards, in keeping with the modern, minimalist style. Tuck that washing machine away behind a door. Washer dryers save space, with one appliance taking on the task of two. This gives you room to install a slimline or family-sized dishwasher.
That said, you may prefer a warm, rustic feel in your kitchen. Go with that freestanding range cooker to add a rustic style, with wooden cupboards and a dresser. For smaller kitchens, try a four-hob gas cooker in a traditional white. A large American fridge freezer will bring a bold design element to the room. Be brave and match a red one with coloured appliances for a sleekly modern finish.